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Updated: May 4, 2009, 5:15 PM ET
[h2]Source: Martin foul earns fine[/h2]
Comment Email Print By Marc Stein
DENVER -- The NBA has hit Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin with a $25,000 fine and upgraded his Game 1 foul on Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki to a flagrant foul, ESPN.com on Monday.
The league is expected to formally announce the penalty against Martin later Monday.
Less than six minutes into Sunday's Game 1, Martin was called for a technical foul after knocking Nowitzki to the ground with a bump along the baseline after Nowitzki had made his first six shots from the floor.
Nowitzki finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds but shot only 6-for-16 after the hot start. Denver pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 109-95 triumph to take a 1-0 series lead entering Tuesday night's Game 2 at the Pepsi Center.
Marc Stein is a senior NBA writer for ESPN.com.
come on now....
and nothing for rondo?